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Who is Philthy Rich?

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Philthy Rich is a man of longevity. He’s been putting in some serious work since 2007, releasing over more than 50 albums. That’s more than most rappers get in their entire careers. Through his hard work and dedication to the streets, he has reached OG status. If you rap and come to the Bay Area, he’s who you check into. He’s recently collaborated with the likes of Iamsu! And Kash Doll and looks to continue his successful path.

Bio:
Philthy Rich was born on January 30, 1984 in Oakland, California. He grew up in a Bay Area slum named Seminary and frequently got into trouble. After being kicked out by his mother when he was in third grade, Rich lived with teachers, in homeless shelters, and occasionally jail cells. He wouldn’t get exposed to the rap game until the year 2006 when he told a member of his neighborhood that he really wanted to record music. The guy, in turn, reached out to Keak Da Sneak who informed Philthy that he’d have to give up the street life if he wanted to really pursue it. He started by giving 50 CDs to record stores to sell and eventually ended up giving them well over 1,000. In 2007, he embarked on a tour called “Stan Bizzness BG’s” with Mistah F.A.B., J. Stalin, Shady Nate, Beeda Weeda, Ray Ryda, Eddi Projex & Lil Al tha Gamer. The tour would end up being canceled due to Rich being arrested, but his burgeoning stardom had already begun to grow. He began releasing plenty of albums over the next couple of years, showing his dedication to the craft. In 2013, he signed a record deal with RBC Records & eOne Music. Since then, he’s continued to grow and work hard as he takes over the rap game.

Things You May Not Know About Philthy Rich:

  • In 2012, he was shot three times and drove himself to the hospital. He left the next day.
  • He owns a French Bulldog named Pablo.
  • He watches Love and Hip-Hop.
  • He wasn’t a fan of the XXL 2017 Freshman Class cypher.

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Remembering Doughboy Roc’s Legacy After His Untimely Death

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The Detroit Community is beside itself with grief after the news of the death of Doughboy Roc of Doughboyz Cashout. He was tragically gunned down yesterday, Oct. 9 at only 29 years old. Roc was one of the founding members of Doughboyz Cashout, there when the existing Doughboyz group merged with Payroll Giovanni’s Cashoutboyz collective to form the Doughboyz Cashout group that we know today. He recently released his heavily anticipated project Roc Vs. Balboa that was circulating airwaves, further growing his impressive brand. The news of his death is shocking, untimely, and a reminder that life is extremely short.

All around Detroit, central figures to the Hip Hop community are paying their respects to the fallen artist.

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4 Sho Magazine offers its condolences to Doughboyz Roc’s friends and family. As we mourn Roc’s passing, let’s remember him and his artistry to keep his spirit alive.

 

 

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Who Is Rocky B?

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Rocky Badd

It’s commonly said that children take after their parents, combining the best characteristics of both worlds to craft into their own personality. If both parents have a fascination with words, what will their offspring do with them? Rocky B also known as Rocky Badd, a rising rapper out of Detroit, is the answer to this question. She’s a fierce soul with a devilish grin whose poised to blow any day now. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of appeasement because of her bright smile and youthful exuberance; she throws down on the microphone with reckless abandon.

Rocky was born on May 16th, 1994 in Detroit, Michigan. Her parents were both extremely familiar with words; her father was an important rapper in the city’s local scene and his mother frequently wrote poetry about her lifestyle and surroundings. Because of this, Rocky knew that she wanted to work in music from a very young age. She wrote her first rap song in the sixth grade when she realized that the art form was her calling. Just recently, in 2016, she uploaded her first song to Soundcloud. Prior to that, much of her music existed on YouTube (and can also still be found there). Since then, she’s been on a roll, releasing music along with accompanying videos that have racked up tens of thousands of views. Combining that with the 129,000 followers she has on Instagram shows that there is some serious interest and star power surrounding Rocky.

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Rocky’s rap style is solid and straightforward, emulating a more traditional sound that’s uncommon in today’s rap atmosphere. It works, perfectly. Her ability to keep her delivery on point is what separates her from the scores of other artists who would kill to be in her place. It makes listening to her easy as well. She’s named Erykah Badu and Lauren Hill as two of her influences.

As she continues to become a larger influence in the world, Rocky B will capture the minds of many who look for the traditional sound that the game lacks. Check out her music today.

Standout tracks: 

Vindictive

Lights Out

Make It Back Part 2

 

 

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Spotlight: “Sis” by Miliyah Jewel ft. Allstar JR

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Miliyah Jewel

Have you ever heard of Miliyah Jewel? Chances are, you haven’t. She’s a newcomer into the rap scene, straight from Detroit. What she lacks in height, she makes up for in sheer lyrical capability. There’s no way else to put this – she’s a serious spitter, perhaps better than your favorite rapper. She’s young too, so just thinking about how much better she’ll be in another year is absolutely scary. Last month she dropped “Sis” featuring AllStar JR. It’s been going strong in our playlists for almost a month now and we’ve finally figured out what makes it so great.

To start, the production is something out of this world. The heavy piano riff that plays in the background plays off of the pounding bass that goes on throughout the track. It offers a sinister vibe that makes the track come off as something out of a horror movie, yet delicate enough to be played in a casual manner. The beat continues to build throughout the track, with patterns dropped and others picked up for its duration. It’s beautiful stuff that elicits replay after replay. Makes for a hell of a car banger, as well.

On the lyrical side, Jewel brings the heat. She berates endleslly into another woman, practically destroying her personality at the most basic level. “If you your own bitch then why the fuck you want to be me?” she raps at one point, making it clear that she’s out for blood. She later gives the woman some advice about getting her own hustle that sounds like an OG giving game to a younger person. It’s some serious stuff that you’ll catch onto as you run the track back. Elsewhere, AllStar JR offers a scene-stealing verse as Jewel raps up her own. He brings the laughs, talking about everything from “shaving pussy” to having sex in the basement. The serious delivery he brings makes it even funnier to listen to.

It’s been a month and this is still heavy in our rotation. Check out the video above before going and adding it to your playlist. You won’t be dissapointed.

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